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GNA senior journalist goes home


THERE WERE sad scenes when the mortal remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Kankam-Boadu was lowered into the grave on Saturday.

The deceased was the former Ashanti Regional Manager of the Ghana News Agency (GNA). She died after short illness, few months ago.

The burial ceremony, which sparked sad scenes, was held at the deceased’s hometown in the newly created Bono Region.

Prior to the burial ceremony, scores of people, including prominent journalists in the country, had attended her burial service in Kumasi.

Mrs. Kankam-Boadu, a product of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), worked with the GNA for almost four decades before her death.

She is credited for tutoring several journalists in the country, who are currently making strong waves in the media landscape.

Kingsley Hope, the Ashanti Regional GJA President, led a team of journalists to mourn their departed colleague, nicknamed as ‘Mama Lizzy’.

In a chat with the paper, Kingsley Hope said Mama Lizzy’s unexpected and sad exit was a great shock to the entire media fraternity.

According to him, the late GNA Boss played significant roles to help improve journalism in the Ashanti Region for so many years.

Kingsley Hope particularly praised Mama Lizzy for contributing her quota to help make the Ashanti Regional GJA what it is today.

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